RECAP: 2012 Olympian, Junior Paddlers in action this weekend

May 30, 2013, 10:24 p.m. (ET)


(Hornsby competing in K1 200m at the London 2012 Olympic Games)

2013 ICF Sprint World Cup No. 3

Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) finished 6th in the Men’s K1 200m A Final Sunday with a time of 37.967, which was 1.324 seconds behind the first place finisher – 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist Mark De Jonge of Canada. Hornsby, a 2012 Olympian, placed 2nd in his heat and 3rd in semifinal to reach the A Final, his first of the 2013 season. 

His semifinal time of 37.722 was 1.580 seconds behind the race’s first place finisher. Click HERE for the ICF’s recap.


WHEN: May 31-June 2, 2013

WHERE: Poznan, Poland


Hornsby was the only member of Team USA to compete at the third and final 2013 World Cup. Hornsby and the other U.S. paddlers will look toward the 2013 National Championships and World Championships in August.

“Its encouraging to see Tim making a World Cup A final. In the 3rd event of the year, it shows that he is moving in the right direction before the Worlds [Championships] in Duisburg,” said U.S. Sprint Team Coach Shaun Caven. “Maggie [Hogan] and Kaitlyn [McElroy] - the girls did well at the two World Cup events. Hopefully with a couple of adjustments and some quality training, they will break into the 500m A final.”


Tim Hornsby (Atlanta, Ga.) hopes to make his first A Final of the 2013 season this weekend. The 2012 Olympian placed 15th and 24th in the Men’s K1 200m at Sprint World Cup No. 1 and 2, respectively.

Hornsby is the lone member of Team USA to compete this weekend. The World Cup circuit ended for kayakers Ryan Dolan (Kailua, Hawaii), Maggie Hogan (San Diego, Calif.) and Kaitlyn McElroy (Oklahoma City, Okla.) at World Cup No. 2.

Hogan and McElroy made the most of their two World Cups, winning the Silver and Bronze medal in Women’s K2 1000m at World Cup No. 2 and 1, respectively. They placed as high as 11th in the Olympic distance 500m. 

Dolan was also invited to the 2013 Under-23 World Championships, Aug. 1-4. He finished as high as 18th in K1 200m in the 2013 World Cup series.

PREVIEW: 2013 U.S. Slalom Junior Team Trials

WHEN: June 1-2, 2013

WHERE: Dickerson, MD

The country’s top young paddlers will compete for the chance to represent the U.S. at the 2013 ICF Junior World Championships in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, July 17-21. The athletes will battle the class III-IV rapids of the NRG Generating Station artificial course.

Click HERE for more info.

Among the athletes participating at Trials are Evelyn Van Horn, who finished 3rd overall at the Senior Team Trials, Eliza Malakoff (Women’s K1), Moriah Heaney (Women’s K1 and C1), Tyler Smith (Men’s K1 and C1), Michael Rudnitski (Men’s K1), and Rudnitsky and Elliott Bertrand in Men’s C2.

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